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Data governance is a process and structure for formally defining and managing information as a resource. It ensures that the appropriate owners representing business processes, data and technology are involved in the decision-making.

ColumnAlthough written to address data governance in finance, there is a very good chance that BCBS 239 will break out into the rest of the economy. As such, it is worth a close look at what this regulation is and just why it matters to all data management professionals.
CommentaryCreate a data governance team to help people understand and manage the entire data challenge, not just their respective pieces.
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Information Management NewsDresner Advisory Services identifies correlation with business intelligence and data governance and innovative organizations
Information Management NewsAs the insurance industry moves into a more data-centric world, data governance becomes more critical for ensuring the data is consistent, reliable and usable for analysis.
Information Management NewsAs the challenge to manage critical organizational data grows, businesses are increasingly embracing data governance strategies to protect the integrity of their valuable enterprise assets and to get the most from their master data management initiatives
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Information Management NewsHow can you reduce the effort required to make data fit for use and ultimately integrate data governance into the operational DNA of your organization? Simply follow a basic set of rules that, when implemented, will improve your odds of governance success within your organization
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It's game time! A fun metaphor featuring the data steward as referee.

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BlogKey takeaways from the new Forrester Wave about Data Governance Tools
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ColumnAs data becomes ever more central to business models, the diversity of service requests can be expected to grow. If a data governance unit can manage its service requests via a casework approach then it can be much more successful.
ColumnThe average enterprise does not have nearly enough policies for data management, and this famine of policies has an enormous detrimental impact on the way the average enterprise manages its data.
Information Management NewsThe role of a data steward is quite unclear in many enterprises. A large part of this lack of clarity seems to arise from confusion with two other roles - subject matter experts and data managers.
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Information Management NewsInformation governance programs are not as prevalent or mature in healthcare compared to other industries, according to preliminary results of a benchmarking survey by the American Health Information Management Association.

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